If you live in Barrow-in-Furness or the surrounding areas and you have pitch fibre drains then please carry on reading:
Up until the 1950s most drain pipes consisted of short lengths of clay pipe. Each joint was packed with tarred hemp and carefully sealed with sand and cement.
Then pitch fibre pipe was introduced, at first this consisted of pulped paper or wood fibre impregnated with bitumen and formed into tubes. Later other products were incorporated. The drains were relatively inexpensive to buy and fast to install and became very popular up to the early 1970s. They have performed very well for their anticipated life span of forty years, however many problems are now occurring as they deform or de-laminate with blisters forming that cause blockages.
Pro Drainage are Pitch Fibre Re-Rounding Specialists. We can restore most faulty pipes by re-rounding them and returning them to good as new. Our specialist equipment means that the surface above is not damaged and causes minimal disruption to the road or building floor, at a fraction of the cost.
This method can save you up to £6,000 compared to traditional methods.
Don’t wait as unattended deteriorating pitch fibre pipes will one day fail leading to an expensive excavation and replacement.
If you have any questions about pitch fibre drains then please call our office on 0800 6118277 and one of our team will be happy to help.